Chris Pratt interview

After nearly three years, the Guardians are coming back to the big screen this Thursday night in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and it’s great to finally have the chance to hang out with that bunch of a-holes again.

Two weeks ago, I met actor Chris Pratt (who plays Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord) on the balcony of a hotel room at West Hollywood’s London Hotel to chat about the film. As he smoked a cigar, we spoke about how Quill has changed in Vol. 2, Pratt’s rehearsals with co-star Kurt Russell, his favorite moment in the movie, and more.
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Chris Pratt Solves a Rubik's Cube

Plenty of people already love Chris Pratt because he’s charming and perfectly plays the sarcastic, occasionally reckless cosmic superhero known as Star-Lord. So it’s just icing on the cake to find out that in addition to being a solid actor and an all around great guy, Chris Pratt can also do a little bit of a parlor trick while fulfilling his promotional duties of participating in publicity interviews for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

While sitting down for one of his many chats about the Marvel Studios sequel and other various topics, Chris Pratt was given a Rubik’s Cube to solve while answering all the questions the interviewer had to throw at him. Not only is he fully present in answering every single one of the questions asked, but he solves the Rubik’s Cube in just over 3 minutes.

Watch as Chris Pratt solves a Rubik’s cube during an interview below. Read More »

Cowboy Ninja Viking movie

For almost three years now, Chris Pratt has been attached to star in Cowboy Ninja Viking.  Pratt is still set to play Duncan, a hero with the personalities and powers of a Cowboy, Ninja, and Viking, given to him by a bizarre government experiment. According to Pratt, the Cowboy Ninja Viking movie, based on A.J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo‘s graphic novel, is still in active development.

Below, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star provides an update on Universal’s Cowboy Ninja Viking movie.

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Suicide Squad Criticism

Though there are plenty of passionate fans who absolutely love the movies release in the DC Extended Universe so far, there are also plenty of viewers who have been disappointed with the recent offerings of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, even fans who liked what director Zack Snyder did with Man of Steel.

One of the more rampant pieces of criticism is that Warner Bros. and DC are trying to bite off more than they can chew with stories that are convoluted and all over the place. Part of that problem comes from these movies trying to introduce too many characters far too quickly and expecting viewers to care about them just as fast. At least that’s what Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt thinks one of the problems was with Suicide Squad
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guardians of the galaxy vol. 2

Marvel Studios changed the game when they signed Samuel L. Jackson to an unprecedented nine movie deal back in 2009. Since then, keeping track of how many Marvel movies different actors have left on their contracts has become a minor hobby for some fans.

Last week, I sat down with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star Chris Pratt, and while our full conversation is still forthcoming, I wanted to share a couple of his comments about whether or not he’ll appear in Captain Marvel, whether he’ll renew his contract with the studio, and Star-Lord’s future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read the Chris Pratt Marvel contract details below.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 junket

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the press junket for Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in West Hollywood. Peter Sciretta and I will be publishing individual interviews with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, writer/director James Gunn, and actors Chris Pratt and Kurt Russell here on the site in the days leading up to the film’s release next week. In the meantime, I collected ten pieces of info we gleaned at the junket’s two press conferences, which featured key members of the creative team and nearly every major member of the movie’s cast.

In addition to the folks mentioned above, Zoe Saldana, Michael Rooker, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillain, Sean Gunn, and Sylvester Stallone were all in attendance. Read on to discover what we learned from the spirited group interviews.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Double Feature

Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), and Groot (Vin Diesel) make for a great team in Guardians of the Galaxy. They work so well together it’s hard to imagine one without the other. We may see them disband at some point, though, and maybe after Guardians of the Galaxy 3, which Gunn called the other day “the end of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Below, learn more about a possible change-up for the Guardians of the Galaxy team that’s likely very far off into the future.

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guardians in infinity war

One of my biggest fears about Avengers: Infinity War is that the film might be too big for its own good. With so many moving parts in Marvel Studios’ biggest movie yet, there’s a real danger of many of the characters we love getting lost in the shuffle and ending up without much to do.

But when I spoke with actor Chris Pratt yesterday during the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 junket in West Hollywood, I asked him about Infinity War and his comments about the Guardians’ involvement assuaged some of my fears.
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Passengers Recut

Despite having a script that was on the Black List, the romantic sci-fi drama Passengers was a bit of a disappointment when it hit theaters late last year. Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star in the shiny film from director Morten Tyldum which took quite a lashing from critics for its problematic story. Even beyond that, Passengers was also criticized for being rather predictable. But what if there was one way to improve the final cut of the movie that would have made it infinitely more engaging?

Nerdwriter takes a close look at Passengers and imagines how the story would have played out in a much more interesting way if instead of following the movie from the perspective of Chris Pratt’s character Jim, we begin the movie from the viewpoint of Jennifer Lawrence’s character Aurora. It adds an entirely different feel to the first half of the movie. Read More »

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Clip

In case it wasn’t clear in the first Guardians of the Galaxy, the teaser trailer for this summer’s sequel affirmed that Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) has some romantic feelings for Gamora (Zoe Saldana). The new character Mantis (Pom Klementieff) revealed as much by way of her psychic empathy, allowing her to feel the emotions of others just by touching them. Now it looks like the romance continues to blossom ever-so-slightly as Star-Lord and Gamora share a quick dance to a tune by Sam Cooke.

Watch the new Guardians of the Galaxy 2 clip below. Read More »